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Abbey Gate Supplemental Review Findings > U.S. Central Command > Press Release View

April 15, 2024

Release Number 20240415-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla. – In August 2023, the commander of U.S. Central Command directed U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) to conduct supplemental interviews to examine new information made available during public testimony and other public statements in 2023 related to the Aug. 26, 2021, terrorist attack at Abbey Gate outside Hamid Karzai

International Airport (HKIA) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

This supplemental review included interviews with more than 50 service members who were directly involved in evacuation operations at Abbey Gate, including 12 service members who were previously unavailable due to medical evacuation or treatment. The review sought to determine whether the new information would affect the

findings of the original Abbey Gate 15-6 investigation completed in November 2021.

The supplemental review specifically sought to determine the following: 1) whether an Improvised…

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